Type
Crossword
Description

A biome that can be in both temperate and tropical climates and is covered in deep rooted grasses that are well adapted to drought Taiga
Very cold and dry biome located in the Northern hemisphere that has very little vegitation Tundra
Found around the equator and has a wet and warm climate year round allowing for the growth of a dense canopy of tall trees Tropical forest
Occurs in both temperate and tropical reigions with hot days and cold nights. Rainfall is minimal in this biome and the plants and animals are adapted to reduce water loss Desert
The non-living components of the environment such as soil, sunlight and air Abiotic
How hot or cold a climate is and a major factor that influences the characteristics and distribution of biomes Temperature
Characteristics that help an organism to better survive and reproduce Adaptation
a grassland biome with scattered individual trees, large herbivores, and three distinct seasons based primarily on rainfall, maintained by occasional fires and drought Savannah grassland
Lakes, ponds, and rivers Freshwater
This aquatic biome is home to diverse animals and crustaceans that have adapted to life in the water Ex; sharks, tropical fish, sea turtles Saltwater
Some of these plants are poison oak, scrub oak, Yucca Wiple and other shrubs, trees and cacti. Chaparral
the coral tissue and actually is what gives corals their beautiful colors Coral reef
The driest and hottest place on earth Temperate desert
Some areas are so deep that they can contain entire mountains and even volcanoes Marine
mix of organisms that coexist in a defined space, but on a much smaller scale microbiome

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The amount of biomes. six
A large area with similar biotic and abiotic factors. Biome
A grassland that has a lot of rainfall during some seasons and very little rainfall in others. Savanna
Characterized by very low winter temperatures and short, cool summers. Tundra
A non-living thing. Abiotic
Biomes that are found on land. Land Biomes
A grassland with warm summers and cold winters. Temperate Grasslands
A region that has little or no plant life, long periods without rain, and extreme temperatures: usually found in hot climates. Desert
A living thing. Biotic
Gets its name from conifers, the main type of tree that grows there. Coniferous Forests
Comes from a Latin word that means "to fall off." Deciduous
Has warm temperatures and high rainfall that allows a lot of plants to grow. Tropical Rain Forests
The natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organisms. Habitat
The temperature and precipitation of a particular area. Climate

Home Sweet Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

climate determines what types of plants grow here biome
this type of factor in the environment is nonliving abiotic
features that allow organisms to survive adaptations
a biome which has low average temperatures and small amounts of precipitation tundra
this biome has more precipitation than a tundra but has similar temperatures taiga
a type off tree who's thin leaves survive all year long coniferous
a biome in which the weather is very dry and receives very little rain desert
a biome with a variety of grasses and a few trees grasslands
this type of grassland has hot summers, cold winters and moderate precipitation temperate
this biome has trees that lose their leaves in the winter forests
this type of tree's leaves thrives in this forest all year around deciduous
this forest has a long cool season and a dry summer rainforest
this rain forest biome is warm all throughout the year, and receves a lot of rain tropical
a piece of land that is soaked with water for most of the year wetland
where a river meets a ocean estuary
an ecosystem that includes a water environment aquatic
water that has very little salt in it. freshwater
a large body of salty water oceans

Communities, Biomes, and Ecosystems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

material that is deposited by water, wind, and glaciers. Sediment
fee floating photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems Plankton
narrow band where ocean meets land Intertidal Zone
ability for any organisms to survive based on biotic and antibiotic factors Tolerance
stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the compositions of the species Climax Community
condition of the atmosphere at a specific time Weather
ranges from 0 degrees at the equator and 90 degrees at the poles Latitude
average weather in an area Climate
biome below poles and goes across northern Europe and North America Tundra
biome with mixed shrub communities and less annual rainfall than temperate rainforests Temperate Woodland
biome were annual rate of evaporation is greater than the annual precipitation Desert
biome with fertile soils that is able to support thick covers of grass Grasslands
establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that has no topsoil Primary Succsession
group interacting populations that occupy the same area Community
natural tendency for the species belonging to the mature community to return Secondary Succession
biome south of tundra that has dense evergreen forest Boreal Forrest
biome that contains animals such as lions and rhinos Tropical Savanna
as elevation increases temperature and annual rainfall changes Mountains
biome with the average precipitation of 200-1000 cm a year Tropical Rain Forest
where freshwater and saltwater meet Estuary

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The frozen layer of soil beneath the surface Permafrost
A large biome covered in grass Grassland
Organisms that live at the bottom of the ocean Benthos
Little or no rain Arid
A minor biome that has bodies of water such as swamps or marshes Wetland
A biome often considered treeless or Arctic Tundra
A biome that's found on land is considered ___________ Terrestrial
A place where there's a group of plants animals with similar temperatures Biome
A very hot and dry biome Desert
Trees that produce their seeds in cones Conifers
A wetland formed when rivers connect with oceans Estuary
A type of tundra located at the North and South poles Polar
A type of tundra located near the tops of mountains Alpine
A biome with 4 seasons is called a ______________ forest Deciduous
A type of forest with heavy rainfall Rainforest
A type of biome often identified as a swampy coniferous forest Taiga
The area in a marine biome where it's shallow enough for light to pass through Photic Zone
A type of grassland with lots of shrubs Savanna
A climate with mild temperatures is defined as being _____________ Temperate
A minor biome that has freshwater and saltwater is defined as being _______ Aquatic

Aquatic Biome Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Has cool temperatures, 5-16 ft. of rain. Consist of Pine, Redwood, and Sitka Spruce Temperate Rain Forest
Receives the most rain out of all the biomes. Tropical Rain Forest
Grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions with few trees. Savanna
Hot summers, cold winters. 10 to 35 inches of rain. Temperate Grassland
Shrubland or heatland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California. Chaparrel
Constitute a large domain of prokaryotic micro-organism. Eubacteria
Any Eukaryotic organism that includes micro-organisms such as yeast & molds Fungus
action or process of adapting or being adapted Adaptation
Constitute a domain & kingdom of single-celled micro-organisms Archaebacteria
Place where an organism usually lives. Habitat
Large region characterized by a specific type of climate & certain types of plants & animal communities. Biome
Process in which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed & diversified from earlier life forms. Evolution
Process of breaking down food to yield energy. Cellular Respiration
Sequence in which energy is transferred from 1 organism to the next. Food Chain
Shows many feeding relationships that are possible in an ecosystem. Food Web
One of the steps in a food chain or food pyramid. Tropic Level
refers to the weather conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, and winds, in an area over a long period of time Climate
the distance north or south of the equator and is measured in degrees Latitude
the height of an object above sea level Altitude
this layer consists if the tallest trees, which reach heights of 60 to 70m Emergent Layer
considered the primary layer of the rain forest Canopy
a plant that uses another plant for support, but not for nourishment Epiphyte
Very little light reaches this layer Understory
a forest that is characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall Temperate Deciduous Forest
the northern coniferous forest that stretches in a broad band across the Northern Hemisphere just below the Arctic Circle Taiga
areas that have widely scattered vegetation and receive very little rain Desert
biome that is in northern arctic regions Tundra
in arctic regions, the permanently frozen layer of soil or subsoil Permafrost
Succession that begins in an area that previously did not support life. Primary Succession
Plant uses sunlight to make sugar for food. Photosynthesis
Bacteria that convert atmosphere nitrogen into ammonia. NItrogen-fixing bacteria
An organism that makes it's own food. Producer
Anything living. Organism
Organism that belongs to the kingdom protistia. Protist
Get their food by breaking down dead organisms. Decomposer
Organisms that get their energy from other organisms. Consumer
Animal that doesn't have a backbone. Invertebrate
Animals that have a backbone. Vertebrate.
A community of organisms and their abotic environment. Ecosystem
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuary
The small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater. Plankton

Biomes Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

altitude
latitude
permafrost
Tundra
Deserts
chaparral
temperate grassland
savanna
temperate desiduous forest
temperate rain forest
understory
canopy
Emergent layer
Tropical rain forest
Climate

Spelling and Vocabulary Contract #10 Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities Biome
A far-northern biome characterized by long,cold winters,permafrost,and few trees Tundra
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth Topography
A tree area that produces seeds in cones Coniferous Forest
Radiant Energy emitted by the sun Solar Radiation
A Forest where leaves turn colors and fall off Deciduous Forest
The clearing of forest lands Deforestation
A large open area of country covered with grass,especially one used for grazing Grassland
A practice of farming,including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food,wool,and other products Agriculture
Dense forest rich in biodiversity,found typically in tropical areas with consistency heavy rainfall Rainforest
A tropical grassland biome with scattered clumps of trees Savanna
A hot,dry biome inhabited by organisms adapted to survive high day time temperatures and long periods without rain Desert
Describes an ecosystem based on salty water Marine
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere Ocean
The permanently frozen ground below the soil surface in the artic tundra Permafrost
An area of land where the water level is near or above the surface of the ground for most of the year Wetland
A small stream or river that flows into a larger one Tributary
A formal argument to prove points Oral Defense

Ecology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

the ability of an organism to survive when subjected to abiotic factors or biotic factors tolerance
any abiotic or biotic factor that restricts the numbers, reproduction, or distribution of organisms limiting factor
the change in an ecosystem that happens when one community replaces another as a result of changing abiotic and biotic factors ecological succession
the establishment of a community in an area of exposed rock that doesn't have any topsoil primary succession
the stable, mature community that results when there is little change in the composition of species climax community
free-floating, photosynthetic autotrophs that live in fresh water or marine ecosystems plankton
the condition of the atmosphere at a specific place and time latitude: the distance of any point on Earth's surface north or south of the equator weather
the average weather conditions in an area climate
a treeless biome with a layer of permafrost tundra
also called taiga or northern coniferous forest boreal forest
composed mostly of broad-leaved, deciduous trees woodlands: found in areas with less annual rainfall than in the temperate forests temperate forest
the biome that is characterized by fertile soil that is able to support a thick cover of grasses grassland
any area in which the annual rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of annual rainfall desert
the distance of any point on Earth's surface north or south of the equator latitude
found in areas with less annual rainfall than in the temperate forests woodlands
characterized by grasses and scattered trees tropical savanna
areas that are saturated with water and support aquatic plants wetlands
warm temperatures and large amounts of rainfall throughout the year tropical rain forest
material that is deposited by water, wind, or glaciers sediment
an ecosystem that is formed where freshwater merges with saltwater estuary

Biome Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

part of Earth in which life exists including land, water, and air or atmosphere; Near to the earth's surface Biosphere
permanently frozen layer of soil beneath the surface of the ground, in the tundra Permafrost
primarily microscopic organisms that occupy the upper water layers in both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The basis for most food chains in the open oceans plankton
a small, particular part of a habitat in which particular organisms live; for example, beneath the bark of a tree within a forest habitat microhabitat
The ability to keep in existence or maintain. A sustainable ecosystem is one that can be maintained. Maintain Equilibrium sustainability
the process in which natural habitat is rendered functionally unable to support the species present. In this process, the organisms, which previously used the site, are displaced or destroyed, reducing biodiversity. due to human activity or a catastrophic event Habitat loss
(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established succession
A biome in eastern North America, Asia, Australia, and Western Europe characterized by moist, temperate climates Context: A deciduous forest includes trees such as elm, maple, and oak that have leaves that change color in autumn and fall off every winter Deciduous Forest
A biome characterized by a hot, wet climate found near the equator Context: Some tropical forests are rain forests, where it rains much of the time; others have a wet and a dry season. Tropical Rain Forest
A biome in a temperate climate, including the American Midwest, the pampas in Central South America, and the steppes in central Eurasia Context: Antelope, bison, and wolves are among the animals that live in grasslands. Grasslands

Biomes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

To plough or work the land Cultivated
Land made of marshes or swamps Wetland
An area in the artic region where trees don't grow Tundra
Hot, sandy and arid Desert
A forest with a lot of rain Rainforest
The measurement of hot and cold of a substance or object Temperature
Cutting down large amounts of trees from a forest Deforestation
Open low growing woody vegetation Heathland
Places that share similar characteristics Biome
Upper layer of earth consisting of decayed organic matter that supports plant growth Soil
A forest with snow and pine trees Boreal
The measurement of the rain over a period of time Rainfall
Average weather over many years Climate
A north polar region, dominated by ice Arctic
A area of high mountains Alpine
A large open area of country covered with grass Grassland
A forest with a climate between tropical and polar Temperate